The NLRB and the Justice Department formally asked the U.S. Supreme Court to settle the issue of whether the courts can legally strip federal agencies of their power to do anything.
Eleven Senate Republicans have introduced a bill to virtually shut down the National Labor Relations Board.
Several plan to quiz Perez on his stewardship of the Justice Department's Civil Rights Division, which he now heads.
Right-wing House Republicans schemed to hamstring the board and bring it to a dead halt.
The 2012 election is barely in the books, but the AFL-CIO is already starting to think about the next round of polling, in November 2014.
The ruling in early January disappointed the coalition of seven public worker unions who had challenged Walker's law in court.
A new federal report on the financial ills of the U.S. Postal Service is a reiteration of previous justifications for huge agency prepayments of future retirees' health care costs.
AFGE elected Secretary-Treasurer J. David Cox, a VA hospital worker from North Carolina, as their new president on August 15 at the union's convention in Las Vegas.
The right wing, is holding workers and the economy "hostage" to their demands for continuing and permanent tax cuts for the wealthiest 2 percent.
The 170 workers whose jobs are slated to be shipped to China and the town's mayor are pressing their representatives to keep the jobs here.